Layla montage in GoodFellas
Boxing montage in Raging Bull
Killing Spree in Taxi Driver
Omaha Beach in Saving Private Ryan
Apartment Scene/Ending of Pulp Fiction
Alex teaches his Droogs a lesson in A Clockwork Orange
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1999 - American Beauty
I picked this film because it very well may be the best film of 1999, however the year was so great for movies I had a real hard time choosing. The academy went with this one that year and I think they made the right choice, although when The Green Mile, The Sixth Sense, and others that I heard great things about like Magnolia and Fight Club (which I've avoided b/c I know the spoiler) it's really hard to choose. Runner up goes to The Green Mile.
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
Spielberg took home the directing statue but Best Picture went to Shakespeare in Love, what a travesty, the academy should have had their heads examined and then promptly been executed. Runner up goes to American History X.
1997 - L.A. Confidential
This was a hard one to pick too. Most of the great films from this year I haven't seen - Titanic, Good Will Hunting, Boogie Nights, etc. Titanic got it this year.
1996 - Fargo
Had to choose it even though I feel it's over rated. Still a great flick and certainly better than the film it lost to, The English Patient.
1995 - Casino
The academy spits in the face of Scorsese for the fourth or fifth time here. Casino didn't even get the nomination for best picture and the oscar went to Braveheart, a good film, but not like Casino, another overlooked masterpiece from Scorsese. Runner up here is David Fincher's Seven.
1994 - Pulp Fiction
This year had too many good movies. Clerks., a groundbreaking comedy. Pulp Fiction, a film that changed the way movies were made. The Shawshank Redemption, hailed as a classic already. The Lion King, a masterpiece of a childrens' film. And Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption which tie as my runner ups.The oscar went to Forrest Gump.
1993 - Schindler's List
There's really no arguing this one, the academy made the right, and obvious, choice, this is a masterpiece.
1992 - Reservoir Dogs
A great film, the first from Tarantino and a true piece of pop culture. The academy went with Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven this year and I can't complain, that's a great film and my runner up.
1991 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Some of you may disagree with this, but this is the greatest action/sci-fi of all time and a revolutionary film. The academy went with The Silence of the Lambs this year and made a good choice, it takes my runner up spot for this year.
1990 - GoodFellas
Obvious for everyone... everyone except the academy apparently which chose Dances With Wolves over this masterpiece and on of cinema's greatest acheivments. Scorsese is shafted like never before here... well with the exceptions of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull of course. Edward Scissorhands is the runner up.